Law & Government

Bill would fund homeless programs by taxing out-of-state real estate investors

A bill aimed at helping homeless youth, families and those with severe mental health issues by ensuring out-of-state real estate investors pay more taxes to the State of Arizona is poised to be considered by the House of Representatives.

Rep. Stringer, facing ethics inquest for sex crime and racist remarks, resigns

Embattled Rep. David Stringer has resigned his legislative office, the House of Representatives announced late Wednesday afternoon.Stringer was facing an Ethics Committee investigation into two complaints filed against him this year. One related to...

Bowers rejects Stringer request to remove Ethics Committee chairman

On the eve of a key deadline to turn over documents in an ongoing investigation into two complaints against Rep. David Stringer, State House Speaker Rusty Bowers rejected a requested by the embattled lawmaker to remove the chairman of the House Ethics Committee over allegations of bias.

Bill ‘tweaking’ Arizona’s anti-BDS law advances

A bill that would disallow government contractors from participating in boycotts of Israel has passed the initial hurdles on its way to become law.

Dark money foes launch new effort for disclosure law

Former Attorney General Terry Goddard is hoping the third time’s a charm for efforts to prohibit the use of anonymous “dark money” in political campaigns.

Tuition bill covering dreamers coming back as striker after Bowers kills original measure

Yesterday, the powerful speaker of the House of Representatives said he was killing a proposal to create a new tuition rate at the state’s universities and community colleges for all who have graduated from an Arizona high school, including dreamers, but Sen. Heather Carter said she’s “working relentlessly” find a way to get the proposal to the governor’s desk.

Supreme Court justices seem split on partisan gerrymandering

U.S. Supreme Court justices appear divided over the role courts should play in cracking down on partisan gerrymandering in Maryland and other states across the country.

Political motivations drove elimination of meet-and-confer for college faculty, report claims

A newly released report by the American Association of University Professors claims that the reasoning behind eliminating the meet-and-confer policy at the Maricopa County Community Colleges District was politically motivated, according to records they obtained during an investigation.

Stringer can release subpoenaed document, but says he won’t

Embattled state Rep. David Stringer has the authority to ask the District of Columbia Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court to waive confidentiality for a document sought by the House of Representatives Ethics Investigation into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.

Abortion concerns have blocked the effort to fund Arizona’s 2-1-1 system

Concerns by the evangelical Christian lobbying group Center for Arizona Policy about abortions have derailed a push to restore funding to Arizona 2-1-1 that was cut during the recession a decade ago.